May 22, 2013
Praying Through Tornado Terror
Her heart was racing as the tornado rumbling grew louder. Read how Casey Hedrick and her two children relied on the Lord's comfort to escape the rubble at a Moore, Okla., junior high school.
May 21, 2013
Chaplains Responding to Oklahoma Tragedy
Crisis-trained BGEA chaplains are responding to help spread hope in the midst of Monday's heartbreaking tornado tragedy. Please continue to pray for those affected.
May 21, 2013
'Everybody's Pretty Much in Shock'
Rapid Response Team chaplains are in Moore, Okla., to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of a community devastated by a deadly tornado.
May 20, 2013
BGEA Rapid Response Team Deploys to Texas and Oklahoma
After the worst tornado outbreaks of 2013, crisis-trained chaplains of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are responding to heartbroken communities in Texas and Oklahoma.
April 25, 2013
Chaplains Offer Quiet Support at Texas Memorials
BGEA's crisis-trained chaplains have spent the past week ministering to the people of West, Texas in the wake of a deadly explosion. Thursday, as the town honored the victims of the blast, the chaplains offered prayers and encouragement to the families.
April 22, 2013
Faith, Prayers and Miracles in West, Texas
As BGEA's crisis-trained chaplains build relationships with the people of West, Texas, after a deadly explosion, stories of faith are rising to the surface.
April 21, 2013
Finding Hope and More in West, Texas
Many residents of West, Texas, weren't permitted to enter their homes for several days after a deadly explosion rocked the town. During the hurried evacuation, some residents left behind pets, not knowing it would be days before they would be reunited. Saturday, a BGEA chaplain met a man who was
April 19, 2013
Crisis-Trained Chaplains Minister to West, Texas After Explosion
Ten BGEA chaplains have deployed to the small town of West, Texas following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion that has rocked the community physically and spiritually. During their first full day in West, chaplains prayed with law enforcement officers, residents, and restaurant employees who lost
April 1, 2013
Australia Rapid Response Team Has First Major Disaster Deployment
The newly formed Australian Rapid Response Team hit the ground running when it deployed to its first major disaster —historic flooding in a riverfront city in Queensland. As floods, fires, and cyclones threaten the country each year, interest for the new ministry is growing.
February 21, 2013
God Works Even When Door Doesn't Open
Providing emotional and spiritual care to those hurting in Hattiesburg, Miss., Rapid Response Team chaplains learned that their best-laid plans are not always God's plans for ministry.
February 15, 2013
God Protects Family of 6 in Mississippi Bathtub
BGEA crisis-trained chaplains are called to minister in a variety ways. After a tornado ravaged nearly 1,000 homes in the Hattiesburg, Miss., area, one chaplain was able to give spiritual encouragement to a family still dealing with emotional trauma.
February 8, 2013
Chaplains Respond to Georgia and Australia
After an F3 tornado narrowly missed all three schools in Calhoun, Ga., the principal felt a heavy burden to serve his town. Rapid Response Team chaplains have come alongside the principal and this small community north of Atlanta to share the hope and love of Christ.
January 29, 2013
'Openness to Gospel' Marks Sandy Deployment
The "scope and intensity" of Hurricane Sandy not only left countless coastal communities damaged, but it opened the door for more than 200 chaplains to minister — many for the first time — to nearly 10,000 survivors.
January 12, 2013
Haiti Earthquake: Three Years Later
On the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, please join us in prayer as we look back at three years of ministry.
January 4, 2013
Chaplains Help Newtown Find 'New Normal'
Two of the three memorials have come down and Sandy Hook Elementary recently opened in a new location. More than 700 in the Newtown community have experienced a touch of God's comfort thanks in part to the 27 deployed Rapid Response Team chaplains. Continue to pray for Newtown.
December 21, 2012
Pray for Christmas in Newtown
How do you celebrate Christmas in the midst of heavy grieving? For the crisis-trained Billy Graham chaplains, it can mean spreading hope and Good News about the Christ Child that was born.
December 18, 2012
Even Most Seasoned Chaplains, First Responders Shaken
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and detectives that had to endure the crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary are struggling to make sense of this tragedy. Rapid Response Team chaplains lend a listening ear and share the hope of the Lord.
December 16, 2012
Ministering after Horrific School Tragedy
Crisis-trained Billy Graham chaplains are providing a "ministry of presence" after the Connecticut mass school shooting — "a tragedy that is different for all of us."
December 15, 2012
BGEA Sends Experienced Chaplains to Connecticut
In the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed 10 of its "most experienced" chaplains to help provide hope and comfort to the Newtown community.
December 14, 2012
Chaplains respond to Elementary School Shooting
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed 10 crisis-trained chaplains to Newtown, Conn., to help provide emotional and spiritual care in the wake of Friday's horrific elementary school shooting.